July 25, 2017
Albany, NY

No. 165.2: Continuing the Declaration of a Disaster Emergency within the Territorial Boundaries of the Counties of Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Saint Lawrence, and Wayne

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WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 165, a disaster has heretofore been declared in the Counties bordering Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River due to coastal flooding, widespread erosion and water damage to structures and infrastructure, and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 165.1, modifications were made to Executive Order No. 165 to provide specific authority and direction to the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to establish speed limits of five (5) miles per hour within six hundred (600) feet of shore in the affected counties where she deems it appropriate and necessary, and to extend until July 2, 2017 the provisions of Executive Order No. 165, and

 

WHEREAS, waters in Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River remain 30 inches higher than the same time last year and 28 inches higher than the long-term monthly average for June at 248.56 feet, and

 

WHEREAS, these high waters continue to pose an imminent threat to public health and public safety systems within the counties of Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Saint Lawrence, and Wayne, and

 

WHEREAS, the dangers presented by vessels traveling at speeds greater than five (5) five miles per hour within six hundred (600) feet of shore and widespread erosion and damages to homes, apartments, businesses and public and private property continue to be a threat to public health and safety.

 

 

               NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of New York, do hereby extend all of the terms, conditions and directives of Executive Order Nos. 165 and 165.1 for the period from the date that the disaster emergency was declared pursuant to Executive Order No. 165 until August 2, 2017.

 

 

G I V E N   under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this thirtieth day of June in the year two thousand seventeen.

 

 

BY THE GOVERNOR         

 

 

 

Secretary to the Governor

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